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by Mmechanic
Sat May 13, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 21644

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

Thanks for the insight Double-/regular Eight has the scapegoat role since space age. That damned cartridge can hardly be taken away from people. Understandable, of course I hope somebody else drops in here, too. While 100 ft are nice to have most Double-Eight cameras are made for 25ers. Their compac...
by Mmechanic
Fri May 12, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 21644

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

Alright, Michael, and now some footage? 100 ft a year or 2,000?
by Mmechanic
Thu May 11, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 21644

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

Can tell you why: first, you have to have one. They cost $50,000 new. Second, they’re no longer made, only very few. I know of one company that makes perforators. Third, a 35mm perforator cannot be turned into a 16mm one. Fourth, the tools alone cost several thousands, punches and die. One must know...
by Mmechanic
Wed May 03, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 13906

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Doing research on Taylor, Taylor & Hobson ciné lenses I have a TTH Serital 1.5 inch before me, disassembled, and feel the urge to bring out a W A R N I N G ! These lenses cannot be opened entirely without damage to the iris mechanism. The follower bolt is crimped. Optically it seems to be interesting.
by Mmechanic
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 13832

Re: The return of Ektachrome - CES 2017

Another myth, that about the two musicians having invented Kodachrome In fact, their contribution was minor, it was a regular Eastman-Kodak employee and chemist who had discovered the way to go based on Agfa publications. Leslie Brooker found a solution to the problem of the wandering dyes. Like Bel...
by Mmechanic
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 21644

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

I know. I have been in the film business since more than 40 years as cameraman, projectionist, laboratory technician, repairman.
by Mmechanic
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 21644

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

I take it as Double Eight. Regular 8 applies to projection.
There was also Straight Eight, film 8 mm wide in camera.
by Mmechanic
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 21644

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

I have a perforator. It needs an overhaul plus punches for Double 8. If I knew about footage demand, I should consider ordering a set of punches and prepare myself for making available various stocks in Double 8. It’s been a project since a while, I really only need to be able to reckon with some ma...
by Mmechanic
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 21644

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

I fear you haven’t followed me. It’s about printing on a stock that has a colourless base.
by Mmechanic
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 21644

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

Bravo!

Now to move from black and grey to black and white I’d suggest you print on positive stock.
It’s available in Double-8 at Kahl film, Germany in 400-ft. lengths. I am almost as far as you
with an 8mm project, still need some things around the camera.
by Mmechanic
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?
Replies: 28
Views: 7758

Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Believe it or not, I am a fervent disliker of Super-8. Already the designation! I have a few Paillard-Bolex H-16 models, a Ciné-Kodak Special, Revere 103, Beaulieu Reflex 16, Eumig C 16, and one Bell & Howell Filmo projector from the 1920s. Busy with an 8mm project at the moment I plan to return to ...
by Mmechanic
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Identifying 16mm sound (6 track optical???)
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re: Identifying 16mm sound (6 track optical???)

You’re welcome.
by Mmechanic
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: I Need An 8mm Film Cleaning Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Re: I Need An 8mm Film Cleaning Kit

Have cleaned many miles of film with nylon velvet cloth and alcohol. The latter used on the cloth, not internally. Isopropanol is an alcohol, maybe the best suited. Often rub the cloth clean against itself, away from the film, slap it in the air, fold it twice, lay it down on the table, and pull the...
by Mmechanic
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 8mm Print Film...not a typo
Replies: 16
Views: 6464

Re: 8mm Print Film...not a typo

Print films typically are low speed stocks. Simple positive film is neither sensitized nor ripened to an elevated speed.

Of course, you can print on Cine-X, you could print on the highest sensitive stock available but the added graininess would be distracting.
by Mmechanic
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 78268

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

Mmechanic wrote:Eastman-Kodak discontinued colourless-base black-and-white reversal films in 1957.
Wrong, it was in 1954.